For Shame

This is the sort of cynical, self-serving fear-mongering cr*p that makes me want to throw up. The military-industrial complex is killing us, just as Eisenhower warned.

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned that it will only be a matter of time before America endures another terrorist attack if Congress ends up blaming the defense budget for this country’s red ink woes. “The Department of Defense is not what’s causing the debt and the deficit. It’s the entitlement programs,” he told HUMAN EVENTS in an exclusive interview. “If we make that mistake, we’re doomed to suffer another attack of some kind, and our intelligence will be less strong and less effective.”

Like spending hundreds of billions of dollars on new stealth fighters, for example, has anything to do with terrorism? The terrorists have stealth fighters? Give me a break. If 1% of the U.S. defence budget was anything to do with anti-terrorism, I’d be surprised. It is the anniversary of 9/11 and here is this guy, handing the terrorists victory by using their evil acts to justify spending the U.S. into bankruptcy for the benefit of the corporate interests that make and sell weaponry. Terrorism depends on asymmetric spending, that is, it costs much less to spread terror than it does to suppress it. Rumsfeld is helping the terrorists – stealing our money and our liberty.

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